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U.S. Massacring 90,000 Horses

Which is Worse: China Massacring 50,000 Dogs or U.S. Massacring 90,000 Horses?

GLENVILLE, PA � Americans were outraged by recent media reports from Shanghai, China of the killing 50,000 dogs to stop rabies. But where's the outrage over the killing of nearly twice as many American horses to be eaten by the French, Belgiums and Asians?

The five-day massacre began after three people died of rabies. Dogs being walked were taken from their owners and beaten to death. Other killing teams entered villages at night creating noise to get dogs barking, and then beat dogs to death.

In America "killer buyers" purchase horses, including retired thoroughbreds, beat them to death in killer pens in broad daylight, and ship them to meat processing plants in the U.S. to be sold overseas as horseflesh to be eaten.

"The dog massacre was widely discussed on the Internet, with both legal scholars and animal rights activists criticizing it as crude and cold-blooded. The World Health Organization said more emphasis needed to be placed on prevention," reported USA Today on August 1, 2006.

"But who is talking about the shameful, horrid slaughter of American horses merely to satisfy the appetites of foreigners," asks Jo Deibel, President of the Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc. . "Why are we so outraged about the massacre of dogs yet are not outraged by the massacre of horses which not only are loved by so many but are an important part of our nation's history and heritage?"

Angel Acres's prime mission is to encourage the adoption by responsible owners of these beautiful horses whose only shortcoming is that they can no longer race at full speed. Deibel feeds, shelters and provides veterinary care for rescued horses until they are adopted.

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